Russian Aerospace Forces will receive a “large” number of Su-57 stealth fighters in 2020 as per schedule, brushing aside speculations that the first Su-57 crash on Tuesday could derail the delivery schedule.
"The first large-scale deliveries of the fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft will begin in 2020. Of course, these are challenging tasks that will truly mobilize us," Sergey Chemezov, CEO of state-run Rostec, was quoted as saying by local media on Thursday.
On December 24, Russia’s most advanced jet till date, the Su-57, crashed allegedly during manufacturer's "delivery trials" near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east. The incident marked the first total loss of a Su-57 jet, although one of the type's T-50 prototypes was allegedly badly damaged due to an engine fire in 2014. The accident was thought to delay the delivery of the Su-57 jets to the military.
In May 2019, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that manufacturers slashed prices of Su-57 aircraft and equipment by 20%, which provided the opportunity to purchase 76 Su-57 jets. The value of the contract, signed at the Army-2019 Forum, is reportedly $2.7 billion.
A week before the crash, an official from Rostec said that the Su-57 jet completed 16 flights equipped with its new, powerful engine dubbed "Item 30."
The Su-57 has been tested under combat situations in Syria, with the Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov having confirmed two of such tests as recently as last week. "Trials of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets continue. They were once again tested in Syria, and all planned tasks were successfully fulfilled," Krasnaya Zvezda reported, quoting Gerasimov as saying on December 18.
Nearly two weeks after Russia's sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was engulfed in a major fire, a Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter crashed near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east on Tuesday, making it the first casualty of the stealth jet. "The pilot of the ill-fated plane that crashed during a training flight ejected safely
Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter has completed 16 flights equipped with its new, powerful engine dubbed "Item 30." "Currently, the engineering bench tests of the advanced engine continue and the item is being tested on a flying laboratory
Russian jet fighters including the Sukhoi Su-57 may not be flying during the Dubai Airshow scheduled to take place from 17-21 November, despite the Middle East being a potential export market with no stealth jets sold to these countries till date. At Malaysias LIMA-2019 Airshow, a senior official at Rostec had
Russian Su-57 stealth fighter jet program, considered Russias answer to the United States F-35 and F-22, has completed 10 years since its first flight on January 29, 2010 but yet to enter squadron service. While Russian Air Force has placed 76 orders for the jet in 2018 the serial production is understood to have suffered a setback following the crash of the first serial Su-57 some 110–120 km away from the Dzyomgi Airport, Khabarovsk Krai, during the final stage of its factory trials due to malfunction of the control system
The Chief of General staff of the Taiwanese military, Shen Yi-ming, was one among eight people killed in a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash that took place in the Wulai district near Taipei city, on Thursday. The chopper carrying 13 armymen enroute to Yilan district airbase crashed while attempting an emergency landing in the mountains
Russia is developing new, advanced weapons for its Su-57 stealth fighter jet, the head of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has revealed. “The Su-57 will be able to use many new means of destruction - some of them have already been created, others are being developed
Algeria is likely to buy 12 Su-57 fighters with an option to procure 12 more, from Russia. “Algeria is currently in fairly active negotiations with Russia to acquire 12 Su-57 fighters with the possibility of increasing the order to 24 combat aircraft,” sources were quoted as saying by Russias
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